Mobile Cloud Computing emerges as a new computing paradigm where mobile devices exploit the available cloud computing platform for performing specific tasks and/or accessing data on demand rather than on the individual devices themselves. A key element missing in current mobile cloud computing design is the need of sufficient consideration on mobile network bandwidth availability and energy consumption for both cloud computing devices and mobile devices. MobileCloud project aims to bridge this gap, addressing how mobile cloud computing services can be delivered in such environments in a highly efficient and energy-efficient manner.
The proposed joint exchange project aims to provide a stimulating and structured platform for the exchange of researchers and for the joint development of innovative ideas in the emerging areas within mobile cloud computing and beyond. To achieve this goal, a broad combination of eight universities and research institutions in Europe and China will collaborate together and create a multidisciplinary (cloud computing, mobile computing, telecommunications, computer systems and network optimization) and international (China plus four EU member states) environment for an innovative research experience and knowledge exchange in mobile cloud computing. The specific S&T objectives of MobileCloud are to jointly investigate innovative methodologies and approaches to optimize mobile cloud computing resources and satisfy service requirements including energy efficiency and high resource utilization in the emerging cloud computing era.
Our team comprising researchers with complementary expertise is very well positioned to design, develop and evaluate the mobile cloud computing technology, contributing to a new low-energy, scalable and highly efficient networking and computing paradigm. Our efforts will foster continued close cooperations and new collaboration opportunities between research communities of Europe and China.
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